Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,435 (P33,637)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,085 (P14,990)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Gaborone
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
BWP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P132 ($10)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) P84 ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P43 ($3.14)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P22 ($1.58)
12 eggs, large P51 ($3.69)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P25 ($1.78)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P48 ($3.50)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P29 ($2.13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P12 ($0.88)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P26 ($1.86)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P120 ($9)
2 liters of coca-cola P19 ($1.36)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P11 ($0.77)
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Housing Update prices
BWP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area P10,559 ($764)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area P6,637 ($480)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P808 ($58)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area P8,865 ($642)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area P4,962 ($359)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio P906 ($66)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) P701 ($51)
40” flat screen tv P3,728 ($270)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,482 ($107)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P118 ($9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help P151 ($11)
Clothes Update prices
BWP USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) P649 ($47)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) P443 ($32)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) P1,903 ($138)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P1,060 ($77)
Transportation Update prices
BWP USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new P344,745 ($24,952)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P15 ($1.12)
Monthly ticket public transport P367 ($27)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P139 ($10)
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Personal Care Update prices
BWP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) P140 ($10)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P208 ($15)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) P259 ($19)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) P36 ($2.58)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P30 ($2.17)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P75 ($5.42)
4 rolls of toilet paper P7 ($0.52)
Tube of toothpaste P41 ($2.95)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P78 ($5.67)
Entertainment Update prices
BWP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P342 ($25)
2 tickets to the movies P150 ($11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P461 ($33)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P521 ($38)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P51 ($3.68)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P49 ($3.56)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P32 ($2.30)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb P7,922 ($573)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.68 ($0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district P528 ($38)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes P48 ($3.50)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 99 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2024

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